Drug Company Recalls Two Medications Due To Contamination Hazards

October 22, 2013

The Drug Injury Attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough explain laws and regulations are in place that require manufacturers of medications to ensure the safety of the products they release onto the market. Failure to do so can result in costly recalls and could lead to the drug maker being held liable for any injuries or fatalities their products cause.

Such is the case with B. Braun Medical, Inc., after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found certain products made by the company posed a health risk to consumers. According to an article from KPHO 5 News, certain lots of the injectable antibiotic, Cefepime, and vials of a dextrose solution were found to contain contaminants such as hair, cotton, and metal.

Reports indicate the contamination could lead to users suffering adverse health events, including stroke, heart attack, respiratory failure, and even death. The FDA has called for all who possess the affected drugs to halt their use immediately and to contact the drug’s manufacturer for more details regarding proper disposal and receiving replacement medications. Anyone who has suffered an injury as a result of using the drugs in urged to report the incident to the FDA.

The Contaminated Drug Injury Lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough would also encourage anyone who has been harmed by a medication they were given by a doctor to discuss their legal options with an attorney.